How to Use BDM with Function blocks in Sil 3 application
I am hoping to use the BDM tool to build applications using function blocks in a Sil 3 rated enviroment but I have been unable to do so even though I have successfully been able to use it for with Non Sil applications using control modules.
Please refer any documentation that would give a step by step guide to proper usage of BDM in function blocks in 800xA 5.1 FP4 or any help would be greatly appreciated. I already have the documents related to functional designer but they are not at all helpful in this case.
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BDM doesnt work with function blocks at all. Function Blocks and Control Modules are completely different things.
If you want to create Function Block programs then you can use the "Control Builder Open Interface" to create variables and Function Block instances, but actually linking the function blocks together requires a bit more work ( ie its possible but not really supported cleanly and takes a bit of inventiveness )
The CB Open Interface documentation is on the Control Builder installation disks but is not installed by default into an 800xA system